French Revolution

1774-05-10 00:29:01

Ancient Regime

France is under Louis XVI's monarchy system. There is starvation, war debts and economic chaos.

1775-04-19 00:00:00

American Revolutionary War

France took place in this war. Sent significant military help and resources across the Atlantic Ocean.

1789-05-14 02:29:33

Convocation of Estates General

King Louis XVI summons Estates General for its first meeting since 1914.

1789-06-16 14:14:19

Third Estate establishes itself as National Assbembly

Third Estate breaks away from Estates-General and establishes itself as National Assembly. Declare themselves representatives of the people.

1789-06-20 14:14:19

Tennis Court Oath

National Assembly members (mainly from the third estate) take Tennis Court Oath since King has locked the doors of the Assembly meeting room. Decide not to rest until a Constitution is made and signed.

1789-07-14 14:14:19

Storming of the Bastille

Parisian citizens move to and take over the Bastille. The Bastille had 7 political prisioners but also a lot of weapons.

1789-08-26 14:14:19

Declaration of Rights of Men and Citizen

French people declare their Declaration of the Rights of Men and of the Citizen.

1789-10-05 14:14:19

Women's March

Peasant (and armed) women march to Versailles to demand the King and Queen to move back to Paris. There was a rumor that Marie Antoinette was hording grain while there was a great food crisis and starvation.

1790-02-01 16:57:38

House Arrest

King and Queen move back to Paris and are in house arrest.

1791-06-20 00:29:01

Flight to Varennes

King and Queen try to escape the country dressed as servants. They are caught and brought back to Paris.

1791-07-17 00:29:01

Champ de Mars Massacre

It starts as a collect of signatures of the Jacobins to vote for a republic. People start to gather and when the National Troops go to control things get out of hands and the crowd is fired. About 50 people died. Jacobins (radical revolutionarists) wanted a Republic and saw the Flight to Varennes as an abdication of the throne.

1791-08-25 00:29:01

Declaration of Pillnitz

Declaration of Frederick William II of Prussia and the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (Marie Antoinette's brother) stating that the Holy Roman Empire and Prussia do not approve what is going on in France.

1791-09-03 08:18:57

Constitution of 1791

Declares France as a Constitutional Monarchy. Most of king and queen's powers are removed, they are seen as a figure.

1792-04-20 08:18:57

Declaration of War Against Austria

The Legislative Assembly declares war on Austria and attacks rapidly the Austrian Netherlands. Prussia eners the war in the side of Austria.

1792-07-25 08:18:57

Brunswick Manifesto

The Duke of Brunswick (commander of the Prussian and Austrian army) declares that he will overthrow the republic and reinstall the king.

1792-08-10 07:15:24

Storming of The Tuileries

French emprision Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette becauase they are suspicious of what he is up to.

1792-09-20 18:50:53

Stalemate at Valmy

The Assembly, meanwhile in France, intends to create a new Constitution.

1792-09-22 07:15:24

First French Republic

Assembly declares the Republic. Louis XVI is no longer King and France will no longer have a king. (over 1400 poeple killed during arbitrary executions by royal gangs which want the monarchy to come back).

1793-01-21 20:47:40

Execution of Louis XVI

Louis XVI is executed in the guillotine.

1793-04-01 20:47:40

Creation of The Comitee of Public Safety || START OF REIGN OF TERROR

Becomes the defacto government. Leaded by Maximilien Robespierre. A lot of people begins to be executed. Bloody periot. States the START OF THE REIGN OF TERROR.

1793-10-16 22:05:21

Execution of Marie Antoinette

Queen of France is guillotined.

1794-07-28 22:05:21

Execution of Maximilien Robespierre

French start to think that his system of terror lengthens the process of Revolution and adds chaos to the country so he is guillotined.

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